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- There’s Only One Madonna – 21.30 (local time)
- (Documentary charting Britain’s relationship with Madonna, examining the influence Madonna has had on British music and fashion, and how she provoked a debate over sexual and gender politics – inspiring a generation of women, whilst remaining a huge gay icon. The film follows a group of fans on their journey to Barcelona for the first night of Madonna’s Drowned World Tour and finds out what Madonna means to them. Contributors include backing singer Donna DeLory, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rosanna Arquette, Mel C, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Hear’Say and Janet Street-Porter.)
- Rebel Heart Tour – 22.25 (local time)
- (Shot around the world and featuring a collection of live and behind-the-scenes footage, Madonna Rebel Heart Tour is packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs spanning all decades of Madonna’s illustrious career, including Living for Love, Bitch I’m Madonna, Material Girl, Holiday and an acoustic version of Like a Prayer.)
The concert was due to take place on Monday 27 January, with a further 14 nights at the same UK venue.
Fans received a message announcing that refunds for the show have already been issued.
A statement from Madonna in an email sent to fans read: “I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday January 27 in London. Under doctors guidance I have been told to rest for a few days.
“As you all know I have injuries that have plagued me since the beginning of the tour but I must always listen to my body and put my health first.”
She continued: “The last thing I want to do is disappoint my fans or compromise the integrity of my show. So I will keep going until I cannot.
“As always – anyone who purchased a ticket will be refunded for tickets purchased that evening.”
The statement added that the show at the London Palladium on Wednesday 29 January will take place as scheduled.
This is the 10th date in Madonna’s sold-out Madame X tour to be cancelled. The star has been suffering from an unspecified injury that she said has been causing her “overwhelming pain”.
In November, she was sued by a fan over claims that she started a concert two hours later than originally billed.
The Independent has contacted Madonna’s representative for comment.
More at The Independent
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While fans that have tickets for opening night in London have received their barcodes and tickets have been ‘made available’ in their Ticketmaster accounts, people who have tickets to dates later in the itinerary have received the following e-mail:
Madonna : Madame X Tour – The London Palladium
Your tickets still aren’t ready yet…
The event organisers are still working with us on a few final details before we can make your tickets available.
We know you’re eager to have them in your hands, so we’re working hard to have this completed as soon as possible – we’ll email you again once they’re ready.
Thanks again for your patience and we hope you enjoy the show!
Fans attending said the show was absolutely fantastic even though she cut ‘Crave’ again. Fans attending said the intro to the song had changed with black and white images from the God Control video where she’s at the typewriter.
She didn’t appear to be suffering a lot from her injuries or she was just being a really good actress, she even almost forgot to ask for a chair during the polaroid moment. She did address the injuries by saying she cosulted over 20 doctors and she needs to pay for her medical bills.
She wore brown boots for ‘God Control’, black boots for ‘Like a Prayer’ and ‘I Rise’ and was barefoot during ‘Come Alive’ again.
Dino was there to join her for ‘Sodade’ again, her vocals were on point!
Let’s hope she makes it safely to London for the next dates.
Gig tickets are expensive, but tickets to see Madonna? They’re extremely expensive. Seats for Her Madgesty’s upcoming residency at the London Palladium range from £140 to £500, while VIP packages will set you back more than £1,000. There’s no way that a pop show can be worth that price, right? I mean, we’re not all oligarchs: there can’t be many Londoners who can blithely spaff away half a grand on a night out. On top of that, when the tour launched in New York in September, there were complaints that Madonna left audiences waiting hours. She might be pop royalty, but that doesn’t mean you’re happy to miss the last tube.
The thing is, in this one instance, shelling out a large portion of your rent money for a ticket to a gig might actually be condonable. And before you accuse us of being 1 percenters with no grip on reality, let us justify that statement. Here’s why it’s definitely, DEFINITELY worth paying £500 to see Madonna…
1. It’s Madonna as you’ve never seen her before
The thrill of seeing a megastar in a small, 2,000-capacity venue is quite unlike any other gig-going experience and Madonna knows it. While info about the ins and outs of the ‘Madame X’ tour are fairly unknown, thanks to a mobile phone ban, we’ve heard talk that the ‘Like a Virgin’ singer engages with audiences like never before: telling jokes, stealing fans’ drinks, sitting on people’s knees and selling Polaroid selfies for a €1,000 donation to charity. It’s meant to be a brand new type of pop concert that blends theatre and variety with big-budget props and stage sets. It’s also one that could lead to surprises and one-off performances of forgotten hits, while providing an intimacy that rarely occurs between superstar musicians and their fans. Unless you’re Roman Abramovich’s son or something.
2. You get a lot of Madge for your wedge
While Madonna has been late for a number of the performances, it appears that the ‘Madame X’ show is nearly three hours long, which makes it quite unlike your usual 90-minute arena shebang. This is mucho Madge for your moolah. Plus, we have stricter licensing laws in UK for live music so she probably won’t be able to get away with that funny business here (hopefully).
3. It could be your last chance
While it’ll take more than ageing to stop Madonna, the 61-year-old Queen of Pop has previously said how tiring she finds extensive touring. That’s why the ‘Madame X’ tour consists entirely of theatre shows (albeit 86 of them). Still, with a number of cancellations due to injury, it’s not unfair to suggest that her touring schedule could slow down considerably after 2020. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.
4. Her last album is great
With an act as hit-laden as Madonna, you’d be disappointed if she only performed songs from her latest record. And while the setlist is brimming with Madgebangers, there’s also plenty from recent album ‘Madame X’. Luckily it’s weird, innovative and brilliant. It’ll be thrilling to see how she brings the sultry ‘Medellin’ and the West African-inflected ‘Batuka’ to life.
5. She’s performing some songs for the first time in years
Given that this is a different kind of show, Madonna has dived into her archive this time. After more than a decade of being absent from her live repertoire, ‘American Life’ and the majestic ‘Frozen’ appear to be getting their time in the spotlight again. There’s even an interlude to 1991’s ‘Rescue Me’. Don’t fret, though, you can expect ‘Like a Prayer’, ‘Vogue’ and a deluge of other hits, too.
6. Is it really that much money?
People routinely spend £1,000 on new phones. Likewise, dinner out in London with a bottle of wine (or two) can cost upward of £200. And let’s not pretend that the private members’ club you’re telling yourself is ‘totally worth it as it has a gym’ is anything other than a way to get over the fact that London’s wild property market has priced you out of ever owning anywhere more central than Zone 4. Does shelling out a few hundred quid for Madonna tickets seem that absurd? Absolutely, yes it does, but as she said: ‘People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.’
7. …and to be fair, you don’t even need to spend £500
While most of the 15 night run is sold out, you can still snag handfuls of face-value tickets. There’s even some around the £250 mark, plus they’re legit: you don’t even need to buy them from some guy named Dave you’ve found on Gumtree, who may or may not steal all your money. If you do go, we only hope it ends up being a night to cherish.
LISBON (Reuters) – Pop legend Madonna has canceled another show in Portugal’s capital Lisbon, the city that inspired her newest album Madame X, as she struggles to cope with pain from “ongoing injuries”, her tour promoter said on Wednesday.
Promoter Everything Is New issued a statement on Facebook apologizing to fans and thanking them for the “well-wishes for Madonna’s recovery”.
“We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans due to the unforeseen and last-minute changes to the schedule,” it said.
Wednesday evening’s concert was the second show the star has canceled since kicking off her European tour in Lisbon on Jan. 12, where she has lived since mid-2017.
“Sorry I had to cancel tonight,” the 61-year-old wrote on Instagram after the first cancellation in Lisbon’s Coliseu dos Recreios venue on Sunday. “But I must listen to my body and rest!”
The star shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday where she is seen walking up a set of stairs with a walking stick. During the weekend, Madonna also shared a video of her taking post-show ice baths.
Madame X is the fourteenth studio album by the American singer and was inspired by her life in Portugal and the country’s culture and traditional music, including the melancholy musical form fado.
According to the promoter, Madonna’s final show of the initially scheduled eight in Lisbon on Thursday is expected to go on as scheduled.
The tour will then continue in London and Paris.
Reporting by Catarina Demony, Editing by Andrei Khalip and Nick Macfie
We regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to perform this evening due to pain from her ongoing injuries. Therefore the Madame X concert scheduled for tonight, January 22, at The Lisbon Coliseum is cancelled. The final Lisbon show tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd is expected to go on as scheduled.
Refunds should be requested at the outlet where the ticket was bought from 24th january at 1pm. The tickets bought online (bol.pt, coliseulisboa.com and everythingisnew.pt) will be notified by e-mail. The Hotel Packages purchasers will be contacted by Event Travel.
We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans due to the unforeseen and last-minute changes to the schedule. We appreciate the well-wishes for Madonna’s recovery.
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Despite her injuries and cancelling the previous show, Madonna still made in on stage last night.
She seemed to be in good spirits and tried to perform the show as planned, she wore boots again and was barefoot for a song or two. She cut ‘Crave’ from the setlist, possibly upsetting the beer bitch Rita (Portuguese artist) who’d said she was looking forward to ‘Crave’.
Madonna did mention her injuries but it wasn’t the dominating subject of the show as expected by fans.
Let’s cross our fingers that Madonna is able to complete the tour, with adjustments here and there.
Next up is Madonna’s second single off of ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ which was the fabulous ‘Sorry’. The music video to the song was a follow-up to ‘Hung Up’ and a lucky fan was even invited on set through an ICON competition (the one and only official Madonna fanclub).
The artwork to the single was actually a live shot taken by a fan during Madonna’s infamous G-A-Y gig in London back in November 2005. Madonna has only performed the track during her Confessions Tour in 2006.
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